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Kyra Owensby

Energy Conversion and Storage


Faculty Advisor: Chelsea Chen

Kyra is a second-year Ph.D. candidate studying Energy Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee. She is currently works under Dr. Chelsea Chen in the Energy Storage and Conversion Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researching the interfaces of Li-metal solid-state batteries. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Kyra obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her undergraduate research focused on improvements to next-generation ionic liquid-based electrolytes, while her independent research looked at entrepreneurship as a form of disaster resilience.


Lithium Metal Solid State Battery Interfaces


Bachelor's of Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Awards and Recognitions

GEM Fellow,
The Aspen Institute: Future Leader Climate Summit 2022 Cohort (2022),
JUMP into STEM Winner (2022),
UNCF/Koch Scholars Research Fellow (2020)


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